These decorated sugar cookies took first place in the Washington Country Fair! I used this sugar cookie recipe and this glaze icing recipe.

I’ve been busy with creating some new fun and colorful cookies.


Butterflies are in abundance.




We visited the Washington County Fair in Lake Elmo.  It was SO fun!!  The kids had a great time!

But before we ran out of there with me praying out loud over and over and over and trying not to drop the deep-fried cheesecake, we got to see this…



It’s official!  No one else in the state of Minnesota is entering the ‘decorated sugar cookie’ division of the county fairs!

Well then.

Will you indulge me for a moment?  I feel the need.  I feel the need to share something really personal with you.

This is my ‘work station’. (aka the piece of parchment paper I decorate on at the dining room table)


It is a horrific mess of frosting that will never find its home on a cookie.

There.  I feel better now.

I do have a special treat for everyone that made it through this whole post without falling asleep.



Remember that I mentioned the deep-fried cheesecake?  This is it.  I ordered mine with fresh-from-a-can blueberries.

It was so worth the 13-minute wait and the $7 dollars.

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Whoa, you really made those?!?!? How long did it take? That’s some kind of talent and some kind of patience! I am thoroughly impressed.

  2. $7 is a steal for a deep-fried county fair food, especially of that size! Maybe I’ll have to try fried cheesecake sometime…

  3. Oh, my gosh! The scratch? Same thing happened to my brother in law and it hurts, man.
    And those cookies? You sure do have a steady hand. It’s very impressive.
    As is that cheesecake! Holy cow!

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